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BDN Maine Events would like to thank the following Sponsors:

WELCOME

New England Home Health Care WABI TV 5 Granville Stone Bronson Audio Visual Carpet One Gagne and Son St. Joseph Health Care Wallace Tent and Event Rentals We would also like to thank the following:

Justin DiFrederico Cozy Acres Greenhouse Flagstones UMaine Landscape Horticulture Club Stonescapes & Watergardens JL Landscape Mainely Hardscapes Hickory Dickory Decks NewLand Nursery and Landscaping Inc. Central Maine Stoneworks MIke Dyer and the staff of the Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center Judith Perkins

BDN Maine Events Staff Patrick Lemieux Events Producer Shelley Sund Marketing Manager Ellie Barker Events Sponsor Coordinator Justin Lynch and Zac Madden Vendor Sales Coordinators Kelly Donnelly Events Coordinator

Crocuses bloom at a residence off Forest Avenue in Bangor.

BDN MAINE FILE PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS

Bridgit Cayer Special Section Designer

To sponsor or exhibit in any of our BDN Maine 2013 Events listed on page 15, please contact our events staff at: 207-990-8044 800-432-7964 BDNMaineEvents.com events@bangordailynews.com

Welcome to the BDN Maine Garden Show and Spring Fling. The 2013 event is a fresh take on a spring tradition offering new experiences for all ages. This year come see all your favorite parts of the garden show. Enjoy the music, vendors and beautifully landscaped gardens on display in the Bangor Auditorium.


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A NEW EVENT TAKES SHAPE

YARDS OF MULCH. 9 LANDSCAPERS. 70 PLUS VENDORS. 4 DAYS TO TRANSFORM THE VENUE. 1 MEMORABLE WEEKEND!


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INTRODUCTION

BREAK LOOSE FROM WINTER’S GRIP A weekend of summer music, gardening, food, and fun. Welcome to the BDN Maine Garden Show and Spring Fling. The 2013 event is a fresh take on a spring tradition offering new experiences for all ages. This year come see all your favorite parts of the garden show. Enjoy the music, vendors and beautifully landscaped gardens on display in the Bangor Auditorium.

PHOTO BY TERRY FARREN

Don’t miss your opportunity to turn your garden dreams into reality. The entire Bangor Auditorium will be completely transformed, this weekend only, into beautiful gardenscapes and a family-fun area. From flowers to stone, putting greens to vendor booths, we will have it all.

Plus, the show is expanding to include a spring and summe r showcase. Be blown away by added attractions such as:

Golf demonstrations and simulations with a chance to win $10,000

Beer & wine garden

Barbecue

Live music concerts

Children’s activities

Landscaping how-to seminars

General Admission: $5.00 Children 12 and under: free Friday, April 5: 10AM to 8PM Saturday, April 6: 10AM to 8PM Sunday, April 7: 10AM to 4PM Full schedule next page u

PHOTO BY DEBRA BELL

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SCHEDULE FRIDAY, APRIL 5 • 10AM TO 8PM

COOKING DEMONSTRATION FRIDAY, 3:30PM St. Joseph Healthcare associates cook up pecan chicken stir-fry.

10AM u Landscapes and putting green open Landscaper Floor u Golf simulator opens Landscaper Side Room NOON u Landscaper awards Landscaper Stage

BEER & WINE GARDEN FRIDAY, 2PM SATURDAY, 2PM SUNDAY, NOON

2PM u Presentation by Granville Stone Landscaper Stage u Beer-tasting garden opens Civic Center 3:30PM u Cooking demonstration by St. Joseph Healthcare Landscaper Stage

Sample locally-derived beverages ranging from semi-sweet to earthy.

5:30PM u Tricky Britches Band Civic Center Stage

TRICKY BRITCHES BAND

TRICKY BRITCHES BAND FRIDAY, 5:30PM

Rooted in old-time country, with a bluegrass kick and the bounce of a street-corner jugband, Tricky Britches will put some swing in your step from the moment you hear them. Songwriting full of down-home harmonies and dirty licks, their original material harkens back to humble beginnings sawing out mountain tunes on the Portland, Maine sidewalk.

BARBECUE (IN THE BEER & WINE GARDEN) FRIDAY, 2PM SATURDAY, 2PM SUNDAY, NOON Mainely Meat BBQ serves up their award-winning pulled pork, sausages, and chicken.

BARBARA DAMROSCH SATURDAY, 11AM

A renowned horticultural professional and writer, Barbara will offer gardening advice and methods.

TRAVIS CYR SATURDAY, 11:30AM

Travis Cyr is an acoustic musician and songwriting professional. Quiet, gentle, and peaceful, yet vast, dark and strong, Cyr’s music combines vividly honest and poetic lyrics with fast-paced acoustic guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. COREY THIBODEAU SATURDAY, 2PM How fire has aided human evolution, and can be used to accent your landscape and lifestyle. TRAVIS CYR


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SCHEDULE SATURDAY, APRIL 6 • 10AM TO 8PM

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 • 10AM TO 4PM

10AM u Landscapes and putting green open Landscaper Floor u Golf simulator opens Landscaper Side Room

10AM u Landscapes and putting green open Landscaper Floor u Golf simulator opens Landscaper Side Room

11AM u Barbara Damrosch: Gardening tips. Landscaper Stage

11AM u Kate Garland, Horticulturist Landscaper Stage

11:30AM u Travis Cyr Civic Center Stage

NOON u Beer-tasting garden opens Civic Center

1PM u Eastern Maine Orchid Society presentation Landscaper Side Room

1PM u Eastern Maine Orchid Society presentation Landscaper Stage 2PM u Gardening Jeopardy Landscaper Stage

2PM u Beer-tasting garden opens Civic Center u Design with Fire, Corey Thibodeau Landscaper Stage

KATE GARLAND SUNDAY, 11AM

2:30PM u The Coloradas Civic Center Stage

Kate will discuss hot topics and ideas in horticulture to help you plan your outdoor space.

3PM u Peony Society presentation. Q&A session, prizes

Landscaper Stage

5:30PM u The Mallett Brothers Band Civic Center Stage

INDOOR GOLF AND PUTTING GREEN FRIDAY, 10AM SATURDAY, 10AM SUNDAY, 10AM THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND Photo by Peter Bissell

PEONIES SATURDAY, 3PM Learn how to grow, divide, and identify peonies.

THE COLORADAS SATURDAY, 2:30PM

An acoustic duo with folk, bluegrass and rock roots, The Coloradas meld powerful lyrics with indie/folk tones. You will be captivated by these performers.

THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND SATURDAY, 5:30PM

The Mallett Brothers Band is an alt-country/rock band from Portland, Maine. They have won numerous awards, and have been described as infectious, amazing and mighty. Dispatch Magazine calls them a “six-piece living inferno.”

THE COLORADAS. Photo by Metaphysical Media

ORCHIDS SATURDAY, 1PM SUNDAY, 1PM Growing and care of orchids.


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FOR THE KIDS

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES ALL WEEKEND! Color your own landscape

CHILDREN’S AREA (Civic Center) FRIDAY, 10AM SATURDAY, 10AM SUNDAY, 10AM

Plant sunflower seeds

FUN PROVIDERS: UMaine Cooperative Extension Bangor YMCA Maine Discovery Museum Maine Science Lady and more...

Learn about animal tracks and composting worms Make newspaper flower pots Parents: learn about exciting summer programs for your children, and enter to win passes to the Maine Discovery Museum.


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TOP: Jessica Wentworth (center) waits to sample some beer with her friend Stephen Genthner at the 14th annual Oktoberfest in Southwest Harbor.

BDN MAINE FILE PHOTO BY GABOR DEGRE

RIGHT: Penobscot Brewery ales are chilled in a bucket of ice.

PHOTO COURTESY OF PENOBSCOT BAY BREWERY


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BEER AND WINE GARDEN

RAISE A GLASS TO

SPRING BEERS BY DEBRA BELL BDN MAINE SPECIAL SECTIONS WRITER

Shake off the winter doldrums with a good, flavorful spring beer. While winter beers tend to be heavier and full of seasonal flavors such as cinnamon, cloves, and honey, spring beers are of a lighter flavor. Literally. Look to your spring beer to be lighter in color, crisp and refreshing, and of a clear or cloudy consistency. Many spring beers have hints of citrus in them. “When the winds shift we go from wanting a heavy malty beer to wanting a refreshing beer,” said Doug Maffucci, co-owner of Atlantic Brewing in Bar Harbor. Maffucci owns the brewery with his wife Barbara. Think of it like enjoying the taste of new beginnings, Maffucci said. That’s because brewers start their “spring beers” in the winter. So while dark, flavorful beers predominate the winter months (you know, to keep us warm), it’s lighter beers that help pull drinkers back onto their decks. “The [spring and summer beer] style has always been lighter body but

Look to your spring beer to be lighter in color, crisp and refreshing, and of a clear or cloudy consistency. Many spring beers have hints of citrus in them.

still high gravity,” Maffucci said. Less carbonation also marks a spring beer, he said. “It’s the kind of beer you’d enjoy as part of a meal instead of just as a refreshing beverage on the boat.” Some traditional styles of beers are prevalent in spring: Bock, Doppelbock and Maibock. Bock beers are bottom fermenting lagers that require extra fermenting time and which require cold storage to properly finish with a smooth taste. Bock beers also tend to be slightly darker in color, varying from dark amber to brown and are marked with a light hoppiness. The Bock styles may date back as far as the medieval days where German monasteries would brew stronger beer for sustenance during Lent. Others in the beer community point to old world influence dictating that beer should only be brewed during the sign of the Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Regardless of its heritage, bock beers mark the return of better times and warmer weather. And we can all be happy for that. So raise your glass of ale or bock high and toast to spring.

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LANDSCAPERS

Central Maine Stoneworks - L3, B6 767 Western Ave., Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-3663 centralmainestone@yahoo.com Natural stone landscaping

Cozy Acres Greenhouses - L4, B11, B12

26 Cozy Acres Lane, North Yarmouth, ME 04097 (207) 232-3359 greenhouse.ppc@yahoo.com cozyacresgh.com Giftware, bird houses, plants with roots intact

PDQ Door - C13

The Patio Flame - C20

Prairie Blossom Silver - C40

The Proud Peacock - C27

589 Main Rd. N., Hampden, ME 04444 (207) 947-1899 pdqdoor.com Doorways

Bangor Municipal Golf Course - B22 278 Webster Ave., Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 941-0232 bangorgc.com Golf course and golf programming

339 Pelham Hill Rd., Shutesbury, MA 01072 (413) 259-1589 Silver jewelry

Baxters Sales - A8

201 Lakeview Rd., Glenburn , ME 04401 (207) 947-4488 Demo and sell hand made ceramics from Spain.

Prospect Harbor Soap Company - C15

22 Dunham St., Belfast, ME 04915 (207) 338-8372 thepatioflame.com Hand made pottery 5 Old Canton Rd., Canton, ME 06019 (860) 485-8137 theproudpeacock.com Scarves, handbags,and more

P.O. Box 89, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669 (207) 963-7598 prospectharborsoapco.com Handmade soap

The Silver Seashell - A7

Quality Lawn Services - C2

The Woodshaper Shop of Maine - C8

16 Weld Rd., Phillips, ME 04966 (207) 350-1948 cabinpottery.com Wheel turned and hand painted pottery

34 Libby Ln., Hampden, ME 04444 (207) 862-8150 lawncaremaine.com Lawn fertilization, grub and insect control, weed control, aeration, aeration & overseeding

1555 Hammond St., Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 852-4488 Mainedecks@aol.com decks.ca Custom decks

Captain Mowatt’s Fiery Foods - C1

Rand Hill/ Darby Creek - C32

UMaine Cooperative Extension

Landscape Horticulture Club - L8, B2

Commotions - C3

Flagstones - L5, B13

P.O. Box 932, Guilford, ME 04443 (207) 717-6320 suzanneandHarvey@hotmail.com Hardscape products, bird baths, granite benches, granite posts, and any stone items for your garden or yard.

Hickory Dickory Decks - L7, C21, C22, C54, C55

5722 Deering Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5722 umaine.edu Horticulture program at the University of Maine Orono

JL Landscape - L2, B3

175 Birch St., Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 949-0582 joe@jllandscape.com JLLandscape.com Landscape design, construction and maintenance

Mainely Hardscapes - L1, B1

P.O. Box 335, Hampden, ME 04444 (207) 299-7231 corey@mainelyhardscapes.com mainelyhardscapes.com Custom and unique hardscapes, water features and fireplaces

NewLand Nursery and Landscaping Inc. - L9 124 Bangor Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 667-1976 newlandnursery.com Quality, healthy, northern-grown, hardy plants as well as garden related products, fresh-cut flowers, gifts and accessories

Stonescapes & Watergardens - L6, B15 905 East Pond Rd., Smithfield, ME 04978 (207) 634-5132 gmerry@tdstelme.net mainewatergardens.com water garden contractor, water garden supplies

VENDORS

Another Look Inc. - B8, B9

21695 W 215th., Spring Hill, KS 66083 (913) 592-2095 Tiger gardening tools

Avon Products Inc. - C36

37 Lab Ln., Wallagrass, ME 04781 (207) 316-8819 Information about the Avon opportunity, summer products, Skin So Soft bug guard

Bangor Area Storm Water Group - A5

1423 Broadway, Ste. 2, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 990-3676 ext. 113 baswg.org Storm water management for homeowners including rain barrels, rain gardens and lawn care.

Bangor Metro - A17

263 State St., Ste. 1 Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 941-1300 bangormetro.com

Blazing Needles Embroidered Caps - C26 556 Hidden Pines Circle, Richmond, VT 05477 (802) 343-2887 Embroidered caps done on the spot

Cabin Pottery - C7

30 Main St., Dexter, ME 04930 (207) 924-3752 randhillfarms.com

64 Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 773-8047 eatmeimhot.com Hot sauce 24 Sturbridge Rd., Charlton, MA 01507 (617) 921-3570 Studgrabber instant shed organizers, miracle cloth

Rand Hill/ One Step Mud Mat - C31

Creative Arts Center - C16

54 Wilson St., Brewer, ME 04412 (207) 945-3969 creativeartscenter.net Garden pottery ornaments, concrete ornamental blocks

Daily Bread - A18

38 Pleasant Hill Rd., Brunswick, ME 04011 (207) 522-8258 Pottery

Williams Irrigation System - C14

Shipwreck Galley Salsa - C5

1779 Hammond St., Hermon, ME 04401 (207) 848-5453 easternmaineorchidsociety.org

80 New York Ave., South Portland, ME 04021 (207) 329-8518 stores.homestead.com/shipwreckgalley Unique salsa flavors

Emerald City Gift Shop - C33

Stone Fox Farm Creamery - D1

Eastern Maine Orchid Society - A9

564 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101 (207) 632-1064 emeraldcityportland.com Garden type materials, jewelry

Field of Dreams Soaps - C24

7 Kimball Dr., Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 885-0563 fieldofdreamssoaps.com Olive oil soaps

First Tee - B22

278 Webster Ave., Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 941-0232 bangorgc.com Junior golf program

Gagne and Son Concrete Products - B4, B5

Granville Stone - B18, B19

205 Main Rd., Holden, ME 04429 (207) 989-7570 granvillestone.com

Handel Silver & Goldsmith - A4

P.O. Box 2244, Rockport, MA 01966 (978) 546-9359 Hand-wrought 14 carat gold & sterling silver jewelry

Harbor Shore Landscaping INC - C53 88 Center Dr., Orrington, ME 04474 (207) 745-0809 harborshorelandscaping.com

28 Old Route 27 Rd., Belgrade, ME 04917 (207) 945-3313 www.gagneandson.com concrete pavers and retaining walls

Idle Times - C39

Garden Dreams - C28

J. Kevin White Photography - C34

P.O. Box 227, Eaton, NH 03832 (603) 447-2818 gardendreams.org Herbal personal care products

Glass Paradox - C31

67 Page St., Brownville, ME 04414 (207) 965 8200

glassparadox.com Hand-painted functional glassware, stemware, vases, candles and tabletop accessories

10 Arrowhead Dr., Center Ossipee, NH 03814 (603) 539-5083 Soft sculptures, pillows, table runners etc. 98 Gurney Hill Rd., Hope, ME 04847 (207) 542-1253 jkwhitephoto.com Photographs matted ready to frame and photographic canvas prints.

Kinney’s Sugarhouse - C17, C18

200 Abbott Rd., Knox, ME 04986 (207) 568-7576 mapleconfections.com Maple syrup and maple products and specialty gift items

Lakonia Greek Products LLC - A3

575 Main St., Ste. 1, Saco, ME 04072 (207) 282-4002 lakoniagreekproducts.com Olive oil and olives from our family groves in Greece, and packaged in Saco, Maine. Greek extra virgin olive oil, kalamata olives, cracked green olives, authentic greek infusions, wild herbs, and tea. Everything is done by our family from start to finish, and proud to be a Maine product!

Lovell Designs - C23

26 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 (207) 828-5303 lovelldesigns.com Nature/botanical inspired jewelry and ornaments. In pewter, gold plate and sterling silver. Also Ikebana flower arranging vessels.

77 Bartlett Hill Rd., Monroe, ME 04951 (207) 323-2850 stonefoxfarm@mainelywired.net stonefoxfarmcreamery.com Homemade, all natural ice cream using locally sourced ingredients

Maine Discovery Museum - Childrens Room 74 Main ST., Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 262-7200 mainediscoverymuseum.org

Sunshine Pools Inc. - C11, C12 1381 Main St., Jay, ME 04239 (207) 577-0073 sunshinepoolsmaine.com pools & saunas

Maplecrest Lilies - C4

P.O. Box 80, East Parsonsfiled, ME 04028 (207) 793-8284 maplecrestlilies.com Premium lily bulbs

McGlinn’s Wee Gardens Landscape and Floral Co. - B14 176 State St., Brewer, ME 04412 (207) 989-3418 Landscape and flora

Meadow Gems - C25

95 Cedsar Rd., Eliot, ME 03903 (207) 748-1272 Decoupage garden

Medieval Magic Organics - Historic Botanical Cosmetics - C42 P.O. Box 88, Casco, ME 04015 (207) 627-7561

Nagy Sales Inc. - C43

60 North St., Wallingford, CT06492 (860) 480-2651 Ultimate Garden Hose Nozzle and the Amazing Expandable Flex Hose

Nelson’s Candies - C37

949 West Ridge Rd., Cornville, ME 04967 (207) 474-8973 nelsonscandies.com Fudge

Nelson’s Candies - C37

949 West Ridge Rd., Cornville, ME 04967 (207) 474-8973 nelsonscandies.com Fudge

PRESENTING SPONSOR

New England Home Health Care - B16, B17 28 Gilman Plaza, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 945-3374 nehhc.com One of Maine’s leading providers of private pay in-home care services.

One Stop Home Repair - C19

90 Stillwater Ave., Orono, ME 04473 (207) 866-5690 OneStopHomeRepair.com Window treatment/green technologies

Pat’s Fudge & Crafts - C10

P.O. Box 95, Waterville, ME 04903 (207) 861-1121 Fudge

5741 Libby Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5741 (207) 581-3188 extension@maine.edu extension.umaine.edu

Ripple Pottery - C30

54 Day Rd., Brewer, ME 04412 (207) 989-7611 giftwarebysdesign.com Hand painted ceramic cut flower vases with attached metal floral pin frog, for Ikebana floral arranging. Matching platters and dip bowls.

Dust of the Earth Pottery - C35

160 Mill Rd., Dedham, ME 04429 (207) 843-7235 woodshapershopofmaine.com Wood products: Lawn and garden furniture, accessories, and bentwood garden accents, to classic wooden toys

Westminster Whimsy - C29

S Designs - B7

30 Sunny Acres Dr., Levant, ME 04456 (207) 884-8224 Fresh bread

136 Elm St., Parsonsfiled, ME 04047 (207) 651-4709 Sterling silver jewelry

30 Main St., Dexter, ME 04930 (207) 924-3752 randhillfarms.com One step mud mat takes 95% of dirt and water off your feet as you walk across it. P.O. Box 564, Rumney, NH 03266 (603) 786-9085 ripplepottery.com Pottery

Towels 2 Aprons - A6

P.O. Box 59, Abbot, ME 04406 (207) 717-4363 towels2aprons.com Towels 2 Aprons - aprons strings that turn any tea towel into and apron, bib or coverlet for nursing mothers.

The Home Depot - A2

650 Stillwater Ave., Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 990-3133 thehomedepot.com garden/landscape

The Maine Garden Journal - C9

P.O. Box 125, Orono, ME 04473 (207) 866-3861 mainegardenjournal.com Insider secrets from Maine people who love to put their hands in the dirt.

The Queen’s Taste - C6

P.O. Box 590025, Newton, MA 02459 (617) 947-6772 ecclecakes.com British specialty desserts

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96 South Dondero Rd., Chelsea, ME 04330 (978) 376-9523 westminsterwhimsy.com Herbal dips Theodore Williams P.O. Box 505, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 632-7310 williamsirrigationsystems.com Irrigation install and systems

BEER AREA Allagash Brewing Company allagash.com

Atlantic Brewing Company

15 Knox Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-2337 atlanticbrewing.com

Baxter Brewing Company baxterbrewing.com

Maine Mead Works

51 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04101 (207) 773-MEAD mainemeadworks.com

Mainly Meat BBQ

25 Degregiore Park, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 479-2578 mmbbq@gmail.com

Penobscot Bay Brewery

279 South Main St., Winterport, ME 04496 (207) 223-4500 winterportwinery.com/brewery.asp

Samuel Adams

samueladams.com

Sea Dog Brewing Company 26 Front St., Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 947-8009 seadogbrewing.com

Winterport Winery

279 South Main St., Winterport, ME 04496 (207) 223-4500 winterportwinery.com


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Grow Your Way to

Good Health

with St. Joseph Healthcare

Stop by St. Joseph Healthcare’s booth at the Garden Show & Spring Fling! Cooking Demonstrations • Plant a Seed • Spin the Prize Wheel • More! Enter below to win a fantastic gardening prize package! Remember your form and you’ll receive a free seed packet to get your garden started!

St. Joseph Healthcare Great Garden Give-Away For your entry to be eligible this form must be completed in its entirety and dropped off at St. Joseph Healthcare’s booth at the Bangor Garden Show & Spring Fling April 5-7. Mr. / Mrs. / Ms. First Name _________________ Last Name _____________________ Address ____________________________________________________ City _______________________ State ________ Zip Code ________ E-mail Address ______________________________________________ Phone number ______________________


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ACTVITIES

GOLF!

Putting green and indoor golf at the Garden Show

There will be a putting green built right into the middle of the gardenscape floor. It will be the perfect place to practice your short game and get expert assistance from Bangor Municipal Golf Course. Also for the little golfer in your life the First tee Junior Golf program will be set up and helping teach the golfers of tomorrow.

Check out the golf simulator where you can practice teeing off and driving down the fairway. Check out the golf simulator where you can practice teeing off and driving down the fairway. Each day will have a running Closest-to-thePin Contest with a final Hole-in-One contest that could win you $10,000. Not a bad day on the course.

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MALLETT BROTHERS BAND TO LIGHT UP THE GARDEN SHOW “One of the most popular and talked-about bands in Maine in some years. The Mallett Brothers Band can shake the planks on a porch with a bottle of whiskey and a washboard, or get a club in downtown Portland stomping the floors.” - MARK CURDO, WCYY 94.3 BY DAVID M. FITZPATRICK, BDN MAINE SPECIAL SECTIONS WRITER

Bringing its infectious, unique brand of musical energy to the Garden Show & Spring Fling is alternative country/ rock group The Mallett Brothers Band, which the Portland Press Herald in 2010 called “an authentic, rip-roarin’ alt-country band,” and which Portlandbased Dispatch Magazine recently called “a six-piece living inferno.” It will be a return to the Bangor area for the band, which has played the KahBang festival, one of the KahBang art series shows, and the West Market Festival. “It’s always nice to get back the area,” said Will Mallett who, along with his brother Luke, is from these parts. “We’re excited to get up there… We’re definitely honored to be part of the whole thing.” If there’s any way to classify just what the band’s sound is, good luck trying; it’s definitely its own sound. Show-goers can expect fast guitars, some bluegrass energy, and what Mallett calls “an oldfashioned rock and roll show.” “We always say our fan base stretches from 5 years old to 100 years old, because we’ll have a lot of older people in the crowds, and we can get the kids dancing,” he said. “We definitely seem to have a pretty broad appeal.” Mallett and his brother Luke come from a folk-music background, of course, with their father, David Mallett, a legendary Maine folk singer. That influence shows in their lyrics, but their musical style is all their own. Along with the folk music, the brothers spent 10 years in Tennessee as kids, so there are definite country, bluegrass, and Southern rock infusions. But the rest of the band is firmly steeped in classicrock styles. Whatever the magic formula is, it’s definitely working for the band. “[I’m] extremely excited and humbled


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and honored by the fact that people seem to enjoy what we’re doing everywhere we go,” Mallett said. “We’re still a long way from driving fancy cars and stuff like that, but we get to travel around the country and do what we love to do. It’s pretty amazing.” The band consists of Luke on vocals and guitar; Will on guitar, banjo, and vocals; Nick Leen on bass, mandolin, and keyboards; Nate Soule on guitar, mandolin, organ, percussion, and vocals; Wally Wenzel on guitar, keyboards, and dobro; and Brian Higgins on drums. Don’t miss the Mallett Brothers Band at the Garden Show & Spring Fling. Learn more about them, and listen to some of their infectious music, at www.mallettbrothersband.com.

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OUR MAINE LIFE

The Garden Show’s landscaper competition tasked the nine participants to illustrate their vision of “Our Maine Life.” Central Maine Stoneworks Silas Wilbur 264 Moosehead Trail Newport, ME 04953 343-1552 centralmainestone@yahoo.com

For 10 years, Central Maine Stoneworks has done landscaping and hardscape construction, specializing in patios and walkways constructed of fieldstone, granite, and slate, and producing copper and stone sculptures and stone water features — and provide overall lawn maintenance. Owner Silas Wilbur has been at previous garden shows at the auditorium before, and “It generally works out pretty good,” he said. Wilbur says his exhibition will focus on a laid-back, low-maintenance garden — with, of course plenty of stone. “We specialize in natural stone and walls and patios,” Wilbur said. “It will be a different variety of stone and some sculptures and stuff like that.” Despite its name, the company isn’t limited to Central Maine. “We spent three months last year up on the Canadian border in Van Buren,” Wilbur said, noting he’s done jobs in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Cozy Acre Greenhouse Jeff Marstaller 26 Cozy Acres Lane North Yarmouth, ME 04097 greenhouse.ppc@yahoo.com

Cozy Acre Greenhouse, located in North Yarmouth and owned by Jeff Marstaller, has been in business for 24 years. As a wholesaler supplier of annuals, vegetables and herbs to Maine garden centers and landscapers, this is Marstaller’s second trip to the Bangor Garden Show. Their landscape exhibit will welcome visitors to the show to explore a Maine trail and garden.

“[We decided] to build a trail framed by bent twig fencing that [will] lead the gardener through shade loving plants finally arriving at a sunny gazebo made from Maine Dri Ki (driftwood) that is surrounded with lots of flower color,” Marstaller said. “Amongst the plants will be animals, created by a chainsaw-happy Maine artisan.” The landscape exhibit, he said, reflects a whimsical approach that can be easily duplicated by gardeners and includes items easily obtained in Maine. Flagstones

Harvey Wilbur Guilford, Maine 717-6320 suzanneandharvey@hotmail.com

Maine stone and granite along with reclaimed stone and granite are the heart of Flagstones, a Guilford hardscaping company. Owned by Harvey Wilbur, the business can “build anything out of natural stone.” That includes intricate staircases, walkways, and patios among other environmental accents. This year’s entry will put his stonework experience to the test, creating a display that features the stony medium. “At Flagstones, we feel that no matter what you want us to do — from steps to a patio — should have artistic flair,” Wilbur said. “We can set it in stone.” As as Garden Show veteran, Flagstones will once again use stone to accent a creative landscape. Wilbur hinted the display may include a stone sailboat. Past visitors will recall the display with a granite train. The show is also an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues while inspiring visitors. “We’re a bunch of friends getting together to do an exhibition [while] working together to put on the best possible show,” he said. Hickory Dickory Decks

Alvin Smith 907-4447 mainedecks@aol.com

Deck specialist Alvin Smith says the Bangor Garden Show is one of the first highlights of spring. Smith owns Hickory Dickory Decks, a 10 year old business located at 1555 Hammond Street in Bangor. The annual show will afford Smith and his team with the opportunity to share their vision for what a deck can afford its owner. “Decks can change the way we live in our houses,” Smith said. “We love being able to help people change the way they live their lives.” While everyone’s version of “Our Maine Life” differs, he said, the Hickory Dickory Decks version will feature their ideal cottage lifestyle. That includes waterfront views, flowers, and, of course, decks and outdoor living space. “All decks are a direct reflection of the customer,” he said. That’s why the staff at Hickory Dickory Decks will also be on hand to help visitors envision their own slice of Maine life. JL Landscape

Joe Ladd 949-0582 joe@jllandscape.com jllandscape.com

For Bangor landscaper Joe Ladd, “Our Maine Life” harkens to quiet days on the Belgrade lakes where he grew up, surrounded by nature. So it’s not surprising that his landscape display will utilize that theme and take it to the next level. This year’s Garden Show is Ladd’s first solo competition. As a University of Maine graduate, Ladd has been to the Garden Show before as part of the UMaine team. This year, he’s excited to show visitors to the show what he can do.

“I loved it and had a lot of fun,” Ladd said. “It’s an amazing challenge to put it together in just a couple of days. I’m a fresh face with new ideas and things to offer.” Ladd’s business has been offering landscape design, hardscape and softscape services, and maintenance services to clients in the “bedroom communities of Bangor” and some Downeast. Mainely Hardscapes

Corey Thibodeau Western Ave., Hampden 299-7231 corey@mainelyhardscapes.com

As a first time participant in the Bangor Garden Show, Mainely Hardscapes owner Corey Thibodeau is looking forward to showing off what his business can do. Thibodeau’s business, located on Western Ave. in Hampden, has been operational since 2007 and specializes in custom and unique hardscapes, fireplaces, and water features. “Mainely Hardscapes’ view of life here in Maine consists of family gatherings, relaxation, and natural beauty,” Thibodeau said. “Our goal for this year’s show is to create a cozy setting where one may enjoy the company of family and friends while mesmerized by the sight, sounds, and smells of a dancing campfire on a cool summer evening.” Using imagination, Maine-sourced products, and experience, Thibodeau promises the exhibit will be “a custom, hand-crafted work of art that is not only functional, but will stand the test of time.” In addition to the challenge of creating the landscape design, Thibodeau is looking forward to meeting visitors and other participants. “Mainely Hardscapes is looking forward to joining our peers while interacting with the thousands of


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patrons who will be passing through the Historical Bangor Auditorium, during its last year of operation,” he said. NewLand Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.

Steve Elliot 124 Bangor Road Ellsworth, Maine 04605 667-7333 newlandnursery@roadrunner.com

One of the Garden Show’s first landscapers is back to compete. NewLand Nursery & Landscaping, owned by Steve Elliot, offers a retail nursery, full-service florist, landscape design and construction, and landscape maintenance. “The number one thing that we pride ourselves on is the vision to be able to walk onto a site and see potential,” Elliot said. “We listen to our clients, get the information on what they are looking for and then we create the design that fulfills [their vision.]” And what does “Our Maine Life”

mean to Elliot? “It’s where we go to relax and get away from the hubbub of daily life,” he said. “We will be projecting a more ‘native Maine’ exhibit with less gardening and gardens. There will still be some color. We are detail oriented and we want you to feel as though you are in the Maine woods and at camp.” The challenge of designing for the Garden Show is one that Elliot knows well. “You have to build it 15 times in your mind to make sure there’s not one error,” he said. “It’s like putting on a theater production. You prepare and then the curtain comes up and you have to be ready.” And Elliot and his team are ready for opening night: Friday, April 5. Stonescapes & Watergardens Glen & Wendy 634-5132 gmerry@tdstelme.net

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2008 Garden Show. PHOTO BY MICHAEL YORK

Stonescapes and Watergardens is all about. Their passion is building mountain streams and ponds, like the ones found in the Maine woods. Water quality is naturally balanced in a selfcontained eco-system. As a Garden Show landscape competition veteran, Glen and Wendy are Aquascape Certified Contractors and will use stone and water features to create a vision of “Our Maine Life.” University of Maine Environmental Horticulture Stephanie Burnett ryan.urquhart@umit.maine.edu meghan.mclain@umit.maine.edu

A perennial participant in the Bangor Garden Show, the University of Maine’s Environmental Horticulture students are poised to sow creative seeds at this year’s show. Advised by Stephanie Burnett, the Garden Show is a yearly project allowing students to demonstrate design creativity while gaining hands-on

experience from the preliminary plans to the installation of the last shrub. “Students work on garden design, collecting the plant material needed, and constructing the final exhibit itself,” Burnett said. The design, she noted, also allows students to hone their landscaping techniques. The display will have a natural wall, a sustainable retention pond, and leaving trees commonly found in Maine backyards. “[We want to] show your average gardener how to improve their own lawn without having to remove existing trees,” she said. UMaine’s “Our Maine Life” can be summed up simply: It’s what your back yard could be. Visitors will notice annuals, perennials, and interesting landscaping techniques to pique interest and encourage flow. “The back yard is being utilized as a space that is serene and beautiful as you take in the water feature as well as various evergreens and mainly native plants,” she said.


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FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN

MAINE Southern Maine

The kids garden is filled with whimsical plants, winding paths, a treehouse with a rope bridge, and lots of things to explore.

1. Take the Train Go back in time by taking a ride on the train. The Amtrack Downeaster offers service to Boston daily from its Brunswick, Freeport, and Portland stations. Kids ride free on Sundays. For more information: amtrakdowneaster.com 2. Get Moo-ving Embrace your inner farmer at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport or by visiting Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook. Or plan a day out to a farmer’s market in your area. 3. Enjoy the Desert Think you have to go west to visit the desert? Think again. The Desert of Maine is a naturally occurring desert in Freeport. Filled with nature tours, trails, and camping opportunities, the Desert is a unique place to take the kids. Admission is $10.50 for adults, $7.75 for teens ages 13-16, and $6.75 for children 12 and younger. Learn more at desertofmaine.com. 4. Festival fever in Portland The 40th Annual Old Port Festival will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This staple of summer features music, Maine-made arts and crafts, kids activities, food vendors and more. Get there at 11 a.m. for a parade down Exchange Street led by Portland’s Shoestring Theater.

A child enjoys one of the interactive attractions in the children’s area at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. BDN MAINE PHOTO BY DEBRA BELL

5. Find Tinkerbell. Mackworth Island houses a yearround fairy village 10 minutes from the parking lot on the north side of the island. Mackworth is a bridged island, and is accessible by car however parking is limited. Located just off of Rte. 1 in Falmouth, Mackworth Island.

Central and Northern Maine 1. Come fly away

The 10th Annual Crown Of Maine Balloon Festival, Aug. 22-25 in Presque Isle, is the place to be this summer. Rife with music, art, beautiful hot air balloons, and much more, this annual event brings summer to a high-flying conclusion. Find out more at crownofmaineballoonfest.org 2. Watch wildlife

The Maine Wildlife Farm in Gray offers families the opportunity to get up close, but not personal, with more than 30 species of native Maine wildlife. The Maine Wildlife Farm also offers a full slate of programs designed to educate and delight. For more information visit maine.gov/ifw/education/wildlifepark/ index.htm 3. Explore space

The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium at the University of Maine campus in Orono offers visitors a chance to learn about the stars. Star shows are scheduled throughout the year. Head on over to galaxymaine.com to plan your trip to space. 4. Get historical

Fort Knox State Park and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory, both located in Prospect, are rife with Maine history. Fort Knox offers myriad opportunities for exploring while the Observatory offers visitors a birds-eye view of the Prospect-Bucksport area. Both will open on May 1. For more information, visit fortknox.maineguide. com 5. A Moose stop

Head on up to the Katahdin Region for several opportunities to go “on safari” to search for moose. Moose and Photo Tours in Millinocket (www. mainelyphotos.com) as well as the Birches in Greenville (www.birches.com) both offer moose safaris. Or just head up to Baxter State Park for a wilderness excursion.


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Hands-on activities and a children’s area are main attractions at the Maine Lobster Festival.

2012 Maine Lobster Festival. PHOTO BY DEBRA BELL

Coastal Maine 1. Enjoy the gardens Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, located in Boothbay, is a gardener’s paradise, but is an even cooler place for the kids. The kids garden is filled with whimsical plants, winding paths, a treehouse with a rope bridge, and lots of things to explore to keep the kids entertained. Or take the whole family on nature paths and into different gardens, including the garden of the five senses. Plan your trip at mainegardens.org 2. Hit Harbor Park Rockport’s Harbor Park is home to a marble statue of Andre the seal, the famous harbor seal pup found by Rockport resident Harry Goodridge in 1961. Andre became famous for making springtime treks to Rockport from his winter home at the New England Aquarium. Harbor Park is host also to music, a lime shed, and the Rockport Opera House. Learn more at camdenmainevacation.com

3. Maine Lobster Festival Held in Rockland’s downtown from July 31-Aug. 4, the Maine Lobster Festival returns for its 66th year. This annual festival offers something for everyone with midway rides, seafood lunches and dinners, a cooking contest, games, arts, music, parades, and contests galore. Hands-on activities and a children’s area are also main attractions. Find out more at mainelobsterfestival.com 4. FAMily fun. The Farnsworth Art Museum is located at 16 Museum St. in Rockland. The museum offers rotating art exhibits as well as the Wyeth Gallery which showcases the work of N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth. Make sure to head outside into the sculpture garden at the rear of the museum. 5. Island fun. Hop aboard a ferry and visit a Maine island this summer. From Isleboro (board the ferry in Lincolnville) to Isle au Haut (hop aboard the Mail Boat in

Stonington), a Maine island accessible only by boat is a unique way to gather the family for some quality time. Eastern Maine 1. Give a hoot. The Birdsacre Sanctuary, located at 289 Main Street in Ellsworth, houses the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary. In addition to nature trails, rescued birds, and a nature center, Birdsacre is a good place to enjoy nature while also learning about Maine’s wildlife. And don’t forget the camera! For more information visit birdsacre.com. 2. Explore MDI. Mt. Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park, is full of things for families to do at low- or no-cost. Hike the trails, hit the beach, climb a mountain, or participate in the Junior Ranger Program. Then head into Bar Harbor for a well-earned ice cream or stop in a shop. To plan your trip visit acadiamagic.com.

3. Go birding. The 15th annual Acadia Birding Festival will be held May 30-June 2 on Mt. Desert Island. Take a trip to look for birds, listen to lectures and speakers, and more. If your home is in love with the birds, make this an annual tradition. Learn more at acadiabirdingfestival.com. 4. Go for the blue. Head on down to Machias this August to go crazy for blue. The 38th annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival will be held from Aug. 16-18 in the heart of Machias. The festival will feature a parade, a play, shopping, pie eating, a road race, the Blueberry Ball, and tours of the blueberry farms. Learn more at machiasblueberry.com. 5. Head east. There’s lots to do in Eastern Maine. Explore Lubec, hike Quoddy Head State Park, search for sea glass on the beach at Roque’s Bluff in Machias, and top it off with pie at Helen’s Restaurant at the Blue Bird Ranch, both in Machias.


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BEER AND WINE GARDEN

CRAFT BREWS ENLIVEN GARDEN SHOW EXPERIENCE Nothing says spring like a cold refreshing beer or wine. This year’s Garden Show will feature a tasting garden with craft brews from Maine and New England. Be sure to stop by, relax for a bit and sample some of the regions finest. For $10 you will be given a sample punch card that allows you to try up to 8 different beers, wines or meads. If 8 seems like a few more than you may want than consider splitting the punch card with a friend.

Beer Vendors

Winterport Winery - Penobscot Brewery • 3 beers and 2 wines

Maine Mead Works

• Ram Island Iced Tea Mead • Dry Mead • Blueberry Mead • Lavender Mead

Atlantic Brewing Company • Bar Harbor Real Ale • Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale • Coal Porter • New Guy IPA

Sam Adams Brewing Company • Boston Lager • Summer • Angry Orchard • Curious Traveler Shandy

Sea Dog Brewing • BluePaw Ale • IPA

Baxter Brewing Company

• Celsius summer ale (if available) • Pamola Pale Ale • Baxter IPA

Allagash Brewing Company • White • Black

NAVIGATING THE SHOW Everyone’s here to help you out. Vendors will be talking with you about their products and services while landscapers will be showing off the beautiful gardnescapes they have created and will be available to answer any questions you have. Be sure to catch presenters up on the stage talking about a wide variety of topics and also thank the sponsors when you see them. Without their help we couldn’t put on such a grand and dynamic show. And if you have any questions at all about he who, what, when, where and why of the show, be sure to seek out someone with a staff badge who can help you with anything you need. PHOTO COURTESY OF COZY ACRES GREENHOUSES, UNITS B11 AND B12 OF THE LANDSCAPER FLOOR.


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF 2013 LANDSCAPERS. FOR A COMPLETE LIST, SEE PAGE 12.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Mainely Hardscapes Hickory Dickory Decks Mainely Hardscapes Cozy Acres Greenhouse Mainely Hardscapes Hickory Dickory Decks Mainely Hardscapes

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